Thursday, December 2, 2010

Waterproofing your shoes

In Kodiak it is important to keep snow, ice, and water out of your shoes.

We have discovered that if you place the shoes by the side of the wood stove for just a few minutes, the beeswax spreads a lot easier, as it melts into the shoes.

One treatment and they are nice and dry for nearly 2 years. Really.

But if they have a suede knap surface, realize that they will lose their texture as the wax coats it. They are not as pretty, but they will stay dry.

P.S. If you don't have a wood stove, put them in the oven on aluminum foil at 200 degrees for a few minutes (but, be sure your spouse is out of the house when you do that).

Give either method a try. But I think you will find beeswax much better than the silicon aerosol spray they sell you.

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